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Reviews & Awards

2015 Reviews & Awards

Website Date Product Evaluation Link Award
Neowin 03/28/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB  "...a very rugged design... excellent for VERY quick backups on both Windows and on a Mac... makes it very easy add a drive that offers a much faster speed than a traditional hard drive." VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB - Review 
iMore 03/25/2015 Wallet Drive "...combines plug-and-play simplicity with executive looks... lightning-fast data throughput." VisionTek Wallet Drive review: Great looking, great storing
ProClockers 03/19/2015 Wallet Drive " of the faster portable drives we have tested... transforms generic data storage into something far more stylish... very inexpensive for an USB 3.0 enclosure." VisionTek Wallet Drive 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure Review 75x75 proclockersrecomm
Not Another Mac Podcast 03/16/2015 3 Meter 4K UHD High Speed HDMI to HDMI Pivot Cable & 12 Piece Toolkit for Macs 

The 3 Meter 4K UHD High Speed HDMI to HDMI Pivot Cable has "...excellent signal throughput quality... very thick and sturdy... amazing price... it’s great." The 12 Piece Toolkit for Macs is "... by far the nicest toolkit for Macs... beautiful black nylon bag... tools are clearly marked... what a deal!"

Listen here: Episode 153 (VisionTek review starts at approximately 23:30)
Bjorn3D 03/16/2015 800W Internal Power Supply 80 PLUS Bronze Efficiency " quiet as a library... nice heavy heat sinks... a great foundation to build your dream rig on." VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply (900349) 75x75 bjorn3d silverbear
TweakTown 0313/2015  Wallet Drive "...offers plenty of performance and style... a steal at the given MSRP." VisionTek Wallet Drive USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure Review 03/11/2015 Wallet Drive "...exceeded my every expectation... stylish, fast, ultra-affordable, and makes use and installation easy." Review: VisionTek Wallet Drive
TweakTown 03/11/2015 DriverXpander "Build quality quite superb... Performance was quite good..." VisionTek DriveXpander Hot-Swappable 2.5" Expansion Adapter Review
Awesomesauce Network 03/05/2015 Mini Wing Candyboard & Bluetooth Candyboard  Extensive comparison of two Candyboards' features and functionality. Video Review! Watch here: Mini Keyboard Showdown!! - VisionTek Candyboards
Bjorn3D 03/02/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB " of the fastest USB 3.0 Flash type drives on the market... It’s built like a tank and built to take punishment." VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB (900718), Pocket Sized Speed Demon 75x75 bjorn3d silverbear 02/13/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB  "...true SSD performance while easily fitting into your pocket... it lives up to the hype. ...this drive is fast enough to do anything a traditional SSD can do... but especially ideal for two tasks: video and running an operating system." Review: VisionTek Pocket SSD
iPhone + iPad Life Magazine 02/09/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB " performs at 10x the speed of a fast flash drive... a great device for hosting Windows or Linux so a Mac can switch personas when needed." Should iOS Users Invest in a Solid State Drive?
Cult of Mac 02/09/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "...a terrific portable drive... lets you take your Windows drive anywhere, and access its contents at any time." Put an SSD in your pocket and you’ll sail through Boot Camp
Custom PC Review 02/02/2015 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub "...brilliant when it comes to charging multiple devices... a device that you can have confidence in buying once and using forever." Review: VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub
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Legit Reviews 01/28/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB  " of the fastest USB 3.0 Flash drives on the market today... the aluminum housing can take a beating." VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Drive 01/27/2015 VisionTek High Power USB Seven Port Charging Hub "I loved this product... a brilliant item and to be honest I may find myself buying more of them... I give the VisionTek High Power Seven Port USB Charging Hub a review rating of 8 out of 10." VisionTek High Power Seven Port USB Charging Hub – Review 01/21/2015 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "2-3 times faster than normal USB 3.0 drives... stands out as a portable windows boot drive... perfect for an IT professional or anyone who regularly troubleshoots computers."  VisionTek USB 120GB Pocket SSD Review
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Silent PC Review 01/14/2015 VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Limited Edition "...professionally designed and executed with such high quality materials and workmanship. As a cooling solution for hot GPUs, VisionTek products are certainly great options." Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

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2014 Reviews & Awards

The CryoVenom™ R9 290 won a Gold Stevie® - the highest honor awarded - in the "New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Hardware" category at the 2014 American Business AwardsSM

"It's incredibly rewarding to win this product development recognition from the business community as we strive to be best-in-class in everything we do," said Michael Innes, President, VisionTek Products.  Read the full press release here.

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Website Date Product Evaluation Link Award 12/29/2014 VisionTek High Power USB Seven Port Charging Hub "...putting next to your bed would be really great... really rugged devices that get a buy rating." Video Review! Watch here: VisionTek USB Hub Review 
MacDirectory Magazine 12/18/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 240GB "...blazingly fast read/write speeds... a perfect drive for a bootable operating system... a game changer." VisionTek USB Pocket SSD (Click here to view as a PDF)
MyMac 12/17/2014 4 Port PCIe USB 3.0 Interface Expansion Card for PCs and Macs "Reliable and easy to install... the price is right and the performance is excellent." VisionTek 4 Port PCIe USB 3.0 Expansion Card - Review
MyMac 12/16/2014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub "...alleviates lack of ports... provided very fast transfer speeds... everything you need is in the box." VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub - Review
Macnn 12/13/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "...SSD-class speeds in a removable package…enormously faster than USB flash drives..." Review: VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD
Cerebral-Overload 12/08/2014 VisionTek High Power USB Seven Port Charging Hub   "...the best possible charge for your power-hungry devices. You can even play graphics intensive games and still properly charge your phone with this hub." Hands On: VisionTek 7 Port USB Charging Hub 75x75 cerebraloverload 4plus
JayzTwoCents 12/01/2014 VisionTek CryoVenom® R9 290 + 360 Liquid Cooling Kit "VisionTek has spent more time on this card for you the consumer than any other company... This thing is frickin' awesome... takes the guesswork out of liquid-cooling... never hotter than 52°C... an amazing bargin."  Video review! Watch here: VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 - Complete GPU loop in a box!
PureOverclock 11/21/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "...a drive to challenge every other portable storage device... a good value with great speeds" VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review 75x75 pureocgreathardware
ProClockers 11/21/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "...a great offering... well designed and quite durable... only took 3 seconds to transfer a 1.22GB video file" VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB Review 75x75 proclockershighlyrecom
TweakTown 11/19/2014  VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 240GB "...4K performance miles ahead of any flash drive we have tested... a great value..." VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD 240GB Flash Drive Review 75x75 tweatownbestvalue
Bare Feats 11/18/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 240GB "a 'thumb' drive as fast as 'normal' USB 3.0 SuperSpeed drive enclosure... enough capacity and speed to serve as an alternate boot volume." Review: VisionTek USB Pocket SSD
Apple Daily Report 11/14/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "It's a pocket-sized, bus-powered SSD that offers the speed, performance, and storage capacity of an internal SSD... ADR rating: 9 out of 10" Pocket SSD is a great, compact solid state drive
JayzTwoCents 11/14/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB "Holy ***... this is just awesome... absolutely phenomenal performance." Video review! Watch here: How does the VisionTek USB 3.0 SSD SCSI Drive compare??
Gadget Review 10/31/2014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub "...the portability allows it to travel and be used with a laptop... makes you extremely popular with friends running low on juice." VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub Review
Geek News Central 11/26/2014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub & High Power USB Four Port Charging Hub "I like both of these charging hubs a great deal... reduced the number of power adapters, and consolidated the charge cable mess." VisionTek Charging Hubs Review
iPhone Life 10/24/2014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub
" hub of power to rule all my connection and charging needs..."

Review: VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub Great for Desktops and Travel

Windows Secrets 10/23/2014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub "No drivers needed for the hub; it's completely plug-and-play... uniquely convenient."

PDF: Handy add-ons for enhancing mobile devices

LinusTechTips 10/21/2014 VisionTek USB Pocket Drive 120GB " wicked-fast USB drive." Video review! Watch here: VisionTek USB 3.0 120GB Flash Drive - SSD Performance, Compact Size  
Tom's Hardware 10/13/2014 CryoVenom R9 295X2 + 360 Liquid Cooling Kit "...a very low noise footprint... lower temperatures and increased performance... a substantial advantage over the reference card." VisionTek CryoVenom R9 295X2: Two GPUs In One Slot
TweakTown 10/12/2014 VisionTek Connect Series USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Dual Display Adapter "...great for all users (Mac and Windows) that want to add multiple / additional displays... takes just minutes to setup." VisionTek Connect Dual Head USB 3.0 Display Adapter Review
MEGATech 10/07/20014 Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub "...incredibly useful... solid buy" MEGATech Reviews: VisionTek Charge & Sync USB 3.0 Seven Port Hub (900725)
TweakTown 10/07/2014 mSATA mini Enclosure "Build quality is great... Performance was rather impressive…one of the most cost effective solutions for adding portable storage to your arsenal." VisionTek mSATA mini to USB 3.0 Adapter Review 75x75 tweaktownbestperf 09/23/2014 R9 280 "...our personal pick for the best value graphics card on the market...  the perfect solution for those looking to buy a mid/high end graphics card without breaking the bank." VisionTek Radeon R9 280 Graphics Card
JayzTwoCents 09/16/2014 R9 285 "This card is a frickin' beast... all the latest technologies packed into a tiny card." Video review! Watch here: VisionTek R9 285 vs R9 280 vs GTX 760 - 1080p Ultra Settings Beast
TweakTown 09/13/2014 R9 290 " strong video card... sets itself apart from the competition... features serious hardware for a serious job."  VisionTek Radeon R9 290 Video Card - Circuit and Overclocking Guide 09/06/2014 mSATA mini Enclosure "very well built, solid, looks great... pricing is reasonable... a pretty sweet deal!" VisionTek mSATA Enclosure Review 75x75 pcgamewaresilver
Computer Power User Magazine  09/01/2014 CryoVenom R9 290 "...this card really blew us away." VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290  
MacDirectory Magazine 08/26/2014 12 Piece Toolkit for Macs " exceptional $19.99 toolkit... all the essential tools you need... We were impressed with the quality, utility, and price." MacDirectory Summer 2014 iWard Update (Click here to view as a PDF) 75x75 iward
TechDissected 06/18/2014 Bluetooth Candyboard "VisionTek offers a super compact and feature-rich Bluetooth keyboard/touch pad combo with the Candyboard Bluetooth. A great value for the price, I highly recommend it to anyone in the market for such a device." Candyboard Bluetooth: Input Delight In The Palm Of Your Hand 75x75 techdissected9
ProClockers 06/17/2014 mSATA mini Enclosure "…a fast portable storage device… the best of both worlds" VisionTek mSATA mini USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure Review 75x75 proclockershighlyrecom
TechDissected 06/06/2014 RockDoc Bluetooth "It’s extremely portable, sounds great for the size, and definitely won't put much of a dent in your wallet." RockDoc Bluetooth: A Tiny Speaker That Will Surprise You 75x75 techdissected9half
AlienBabelTech 05/08/2014 mSATA mini Enclosure "The performance is excellent... a great time-saver in transferring large files over to USB 3.0." VisionTek’s mSATA enclosure lets you carry 1TB storage in your shirt pocket AlienBabelTech Recommended
Legit Reviews 04/30/2014 mSATA mini Enclosure " an mSATA drive years of additional service as a super-fast portable USB 3.0 drive… also great to have for cloning your existing mSATA SSD to a new one.” VisionTek mSATA mini USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure Review Legit Reviews Recommended
PureOverclock 04/22/2014 CryoVenom R9 290 "A great piece of hardware... top quality block, pre-tested, easy to install." VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Review Pureoverclock Great Hardware
Modders Inc 04/15/2014 Candyboard Mini Wing "...the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard is a welcome addition as it kicks the full size keyboard and separate mouse to the curb." VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard Review 75x75 moddersincapproved
Overclockers 04/14/2014 CryoVenom R9 290 "...a great performing water cooled R9 290 that should appeal to the enthusiast crowd." VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Graphics Card Review Overclockers Approved
Forbes 04/14/2014 R9 290 "This was first experience with any of VisionTek’s graphics cards, and needless to say they made an outstanding first impression — and by extension they shine AMD’s 290 in a more positive light." Beyond Reference--VisionTek Brings AMD's Radeon 290 Back To Glory
Off Duty Gamers 03/17/2014 Bluetooth Candyboard "...a flexible, recommended solution." CandyBoard Remote Sized Keyboard
Tom's Hardware 03/10/2014 CryoVenom R9 290   CryoVenom R9 290 Review: Water Cooling With A Warranty
PC Magazine 02/26/2014 CryoVenom R9 290 "...the quietest, coolest, and fastest AMD GPU we've ever tested." VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 PC Magazine 4 out of 5 Stars, Editor Rating: Excellent
Gadget Review 02/12/2014 R9 270X " of the best consumer level cards on the market and at this price point, it's all win for gamers." VisionTek Radeon R9 270x Video Card Review
ModCrash 02/05/2014 26 Piece Toolkit "...a great portable set... exactly what we needed to get the job done." VisionTek 26 Piece Toolkit Review ModCrash Editor's Choice
Pureoverclock 01/31/2014 26 Piece Toolkit "...well suited to the needs of just about anyone who is building or maintaining computer hardware." VisionTek 26 Piece PC Tool Kit Review Pureoverclock Great Hardware
LegitReviews 01/21/2014 120GB mSATA SSD "...solid performance to meet the needs of most any user." VisionTek 120GB mSATA SSD Review

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2013 Reviews & Awards

Website Date Product Evaluation Link Award
Techwarelabs 12/11/2013 R9 270X "...excellent cooling, great performance, an edge over other market entries, and good value." VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Gaming Graphics Card Techware Labs Gold Award
TweakTown 12/08/2013 R9 280X "A strong price point, strong cooler, and excellent overall performance." VisionTek Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card Review Tweak Town Editor's Choice
TweakTown 12/04/2013 R7 260X "A strong price, decent cooler, and lifetime warranty make for a stand out model." VisionTek Radeon R7 260X 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review
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The SSD Review 11/28/2013 480GB PCIe SSD "An addicting performance/price combination that can't be beat!" VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB) – A Very Low Price and High Performance SSD Choice SSD Review Top Value Award
The SSD Review 11/18/2013 480GB mSATA SSD "Excellent performance... excellent engineering... high capacity not common in mSATA SSDs." VisionTek mSATA 480GB SSD Review – Trusted LSI SandForce Speeds with a High Capacity SSD Review Silver Seal
Overclockers 11/08/2013 480GB PCIe SSD "...amazingly fast and can be up and running quickly." VisionTek 480GB PCI-E SSD Review Overclockers Approved
AlienBabelTech 11/04/2013 R9 280X "...provides excellent performance... impressive against the more expensive NVIDIA cards... cooling design allows for a quiet running card." VisionTek’s R9 280X brings solid value to AMD’s new lineup AlienBabelTech Recommended
Pureoverclock 11/02/2013 R9 280X "Price, performance, expandability, adaptability and a Lifetime Warranty makes it very easy to grant the Editor’s Choice Award." VisionTek Radeon R9-280X Pureoverclock Editor's Choice Award
Gaming Shogun 11/02/2013 R9 280X "5 out of 5 stars for its performance, quality, and value."

VisionTek R9 280X Review (Hardware)

Gaming Shogun 5 out 5
Overclockers 10/30/2013 VisionTek Red Label Memory Kit "A great performing 2133MHz memory kit that overclocks very well." VisionTek Red Label DDR3-2133 2x4GB Memory Kit Review Overclockers Approved
Modders-Inc. 10/24/2013 R9 280X "Excellent performance, able to outperform an SLI setup and at a cheaper price. With a lifetime warranty and lifetime technical support, you have a big win." VisionTek Radeon R9 280X Video Card Review Modders Inc Editor's Choice
AlienBabelTech 10/07/2013 HD 7970 "We are totally impressed with this enthusiast card scoring so well against more expensive cards." VisionTek’s HD 7970 still brings solid value to gaming AlienBabelTech Recommended
NikkTech 07/02/2013 RockDoc POWER & BOOM "...high quality aluminum housing... audio quality and battery life very good." RockDoc Memory 4GB Portable Speakers Review NikkTech Platinum Award
Pureoverclock 05/03/2013 240GB PCIe SSD "Excellent performance and value to consumers who want a top product." VisionTek PCI-Express 240GB Pureoverclock Editor's Choice Award

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Reviews & Awards from 2012 and Prior

" innovative way to expand your desktop without spending a large amount of money... fantastic to increase productivity if you frequently have multiple browsers, windows or spreadsheets open at once."VisionTek Connect Series USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Dual Display Adapter, reviewed by Pureoverclock on September 5, 2012 and awarded the Great Value award.


"One of the finest quality SSDs on the market... a very good balance for mainstream users and enthusiasts." 120GB Racer Series SSD, reviewed by TweakTown on August 29, 2012.


"A solid looking kit of RAM that performs well with headroom for a higher overclock." VisionTek Red Label EX Series 16GB PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz DIMM 240-Pin Memory Kit, reviewed by TweakTown on June 14, 2012 and awarded the Editor's Choice award.


Regarding the 60GB Go Drive, "Compressible, sequential throughput is excellent as this drive delivered a steady 516MB/s in the read test." 60GB Go Drive SSD and 120GB Racer Series SSD, reviewed by Kitguru on May 31, 2012 and awarded the Worth Buying award.


"A well-performing power supply for first time system builders or mainstream users who don't want to break the bank." 700W Modular Power Supply, reviewed by TweakTown on May 24, 2012 and awarded the Best Value award.


"A great power supply that features a well balanced, modular design, quiet operation, good cabling, and is well priced." VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply, reviewed by Kitguru on May 4, 2012 and awarded the Worth Buying award.


"We remain very impressed…the VisionTek 7850 and 7870 cards are great gaming options…accessible and affordable products that run well and don’t cost a fortune." VisionTek Radeon HD 7870 2GB PCIe and VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB PCIe, reviewed by Pureoverclock on May 3, 2012 and awarded the Great Hardware award.


"...a solid collection of display outputs and adapters, able to fit within the confines of two expansion slots... VisionTek tempts us with the second-lowest cost of entry, the highest stable memory overclock (an astounding 1900MHz), and the only limited lifetime warranty in the crowd." Radeon HD 7970 3GB PCIe, reviewed by Tom's Hardware on May 1, 2012.


"Strong out of the box performance, awesome overclocking ability and a competitive price point make it one of the best video cards on the market." Radeon HD 7950 3GB PCIe, reviewed by TweakTown on April 27, 2012 and awarded the Editor's Choice award.


"...a high-quality, heavy duty heatsink that ensure cool operation, but low enough in profile to suffer from fewer clearance isues compared to other high-end memory manufacturers." VisionTek Red Label EX Series 16GB PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz DIMM 240-Pin Memory Kit, reviewed by Neoseeker on April 12 2012 and comes Recommended.


"The modules look great... beefy aluminum heatsinks... performance is rather stout." VisionTek Red Label EX Series 8GB PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz DIMM 240-Pin Memory Kit, reviewed by Pureoverclock on April 9, 2012 and awarded the Great Hardware award.


"Performed as well if not better than any kit we have reviewed to date. These modules are a great option for high overclocks with cutting edge memory speed and performance." VisionTek Ultimate Performance PC3-14900 EX Quad Channel Memory Kit, reviewed by Pureoverclock on March 29, 2012 and awarded the Great Hardware award.


"Performed very well and was stable, even when overclocked to 2240MHz…priced reasonably well and could provide that performance tuning headroom enthusiasts are looking for." VisionTek Ultimate Performance Red Label PC3-17000 4x4GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit, reviewed by HiTechLegion on March 27, 2012 and awarded the Gold Award.


"The functionality, including overclocking ability, was absolutely outstanding. The cooling was steady and temperatures were relatively low." VisionTek Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCIe, reviewed by Benchmark Reviews on November 11, 2011.


"Excellent range, battery life, and Bluetooth compatibility make this the perfect item for multiple platforms."Bluetooth Candyboard, reviewed by Benchmark Reviews on January 15, 2011, and awarded the Golden Tachometer Award.


"If you want one of the coolest, low-profile cards that can handle both 3D and HTPC usage, the VisionTek HD 5550 is definitely for you. Low power usage and runs quiet even under load." VisionTek Radeon HD 5550 1GB PCIe, reviewed by ReviewStash on September 29, 2010.


"Some nice features, the heat sink runs very quietly and kept the GPU core temperature cool after hours of testing, and it performed decently." VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 1GB, reviewed by OverclockersClub on August 26, 2009, and awarded the Silver Award.


"...offering an incredible level of performance…in terms of value you will be hard pressed to find anything better." VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB, reviewed by TechSpot on August 8, 2008.


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